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Tipsters Concerned Police Not Investigating Leads in Cold Case
It’s been more than 25 years since police bodies of Lisa
Pennington and Cheryl Genzer buried in a shallow grave in what is now northwest
Oklahoma City. The girls disappeared
after a trip to the State Fair in 1987 and now people who lived in the old town
of Britton say investigators are failing to follow up on important leads that
could solve the case.
People who knew the girls and the people connected to
their case contacted Fox 25 after our investigation aired a recording of
Lindsey Castle telling police that her father confessed to the crime. Police say the cold case is now considered an
“active” cold case, but would not elaborate on what new information might be
available to detectives.
Tipsters say the most important clue is the rumored
location of the murder weapon. The gun
that killed Lisa and Cheryl was never found.
Sources say it was originally disposed of in a septic
tank next to the home where Lane Henley once lived. Though witnesses say the gun did not stay in
that location long. Sources say Henley
confessed the gun was retrieved and buried in a glass jar. The burial site was next to a tree near the
house where Bruce Castle used to live.
“I found out that it had been burnt once and repainted,”
said Robert West who now lives in the home.
“Come to find out…Bruce Castle had set the basement on fire before he
West says he knew Bruce and his brother, as well as the
other people connected to the case. He
believes police had enough evidence to link the Castles to the crime in 1987,
but chose to focus on Henley.
“I know the young man they borrowed the truck from that
transported the bodies,” West told Fox 25.
“Even till this day he's scared the Bruce is going to kill him over it.”
West says police did visit his property within the last
few months and he told them where the gun is rumored to be buried. “They took a few notes and said, ‘Has anybody
else ever talked to you?’ and I said ‘No sir.’”
That’s the extent of police involvement looking for the
gun. West and others say the gun needs to
be recovered. “I would like to see some
resolve and some closure for the family for the young girl and the woman that
Oklahoma City Police say they cannot comment on specifics
related to any investigation.
Fox 25 wrote a letter to Bruce Castle in the prison where
he is serving time for an unrelated crime.
He has not responded to our request for a comment or interview.
If you have information that could help solve the 1987
cold case, call the Oklahoma City Police Homicide Tipline at (405) 297-1200.
Posted: Monday, November 26 2012, 09:27 PM CST
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